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California OKs reopening of ball parks, Disneyland

California has cleared a path for fans to hit the stands at opening-day baseball games and return to Disneyland nearly a year after coronavirus restrictions shuttered major entertainment spots.

144 cities could lose status as metro areas

Some New England cities that are included in the proposal include Pittsfield, Massachusetts, along with Lewiston-Auburn and Bangor, Maine.

Amanda Gorman says she was racially profiled near her home

"I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building,” she tweeted of the incident Friday night. “He left, no apology. This is the reality of black girls: One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat.”

Fauci warns US could be headed for another coronavirus spike

States have continued lifting restrictions, despite warnings from top health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci that new coronavirus cases have plateaued at a very high level and that the country urgently needs to contain the spread of more transmissible variants.

Manchin, key Senate swing vote, boosts West Virginia’s hopes

Manchin, who grew up in the mountain town of Farmington, has emerged as a key swing vote in a divided Senate. Now he has his best shot in years to steer federal dollars back home.

USDA relocations curtail agriculture research, farmer confidence

More than a year after two US Department of Agriculture research agencies were moved from the nation’s capital to Kansas City, Mo., forcing a mass exodus of employees who couldn’t or didn’t want to move halfway across the country, they remain critically understaffed and some farmers are less confident in the work they produce.

White House fires Trump EEOC official after she refuses to step down

The White House fired the general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday, continuing a push to oust controversial Trump appointees viewed as hostile to the mission of the agencies they worked for.

CDC links restaurant dining to a rise in cases

Even as officials in Texas and Mississippi lifted statewide mask mandates, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday offered fresh evidence of the importance of face coverings, reporting that mask-wearing mandates were linked to fewer infections with the coronavirus and COVID-19 deaths in counties across the United States.